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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A Red Ale, Toasty and Richly Malted with a Mild Hop Bitterness


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of butterscotch and nuts, leading to a dry buttery finish. In my opinion it was off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Dark red with a creamy off white head. Nutty citrus and malty aroma and taste with a toffee finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Nose is caramel, dry toast, and light floral hops. Amber with a small off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, caramel, and the slight hint of butter barely noticeable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Draught at the giants brewfest. Dark red with a light beige head. Toasty and lightly roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a sweet toasty caramel sweetness and a dry toasty, almost roasted malt edge that reminds me a lot more of a brown than a red. A little lacking on body and mild on the hops. An odd brown-red hybrid type ale that could use a healthy hop balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours a retaining tight light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/bread, earthy. Taste is medium malt-roasty/peat/bready, earthy hops bite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and deep amber, golden, and with a small tan head. Toffee butterish and slight roasted caramel/breadish malt aroma. Sweet malty flavoured, light roasted note and a hint of liqourice. Butter notes disappear in the flavours. Ends mild bitter and with a reappearing butterish note from back of the nose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: Riptide Red Ale
Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice earthyness, sweet butterscotch
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Tasted at the brewpub on 7/9/2009. This amber pours a medium amber red color. The aroma is caramel and fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. A slightly sweeter than average amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I had this on draft at the Beach Chalet brewpub. Nice dark red color, good malt & carmel flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Deep copper amber pour with a fading tan head. Simple aroma of deep caramel and dark grains. Rounded carbonation with a malt forward flavor- toasted and lightly caramelized malts with an almost chocolaty note. A bit over attenuated and fizzy. Not much hop actions at all. Grainy and one dimensional.


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